Member of HOTSHOT, Wanna One
하성운28/02/2019Dance, Rap/HipHopStar Crew Entertainment

Sungwoon

Ha Sung-woon (Hangul: 하성운, born March 22, 1994) is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He is a former member of South Korean boy group Wanna One and a member of boy...

Ha Sung-woon (Hangul: 하성운, born March 22, 1994) is a South Korean singer-songwriter. He is a former member of South Korean boy group Wanna One and a member of boy band Hotshot.

Ha Sungwoon was trained at Alpha Music Academy, when he got accepted in the 8th Open Audition of JYP through his dancing audition . He later, joined Star Crew Entertainment (formerly known as Ardor&Able) and debuted with Hotshot as main vocalist on 19 October 2014, with a digital single ‘Take a shot’.

Ha Sungwoon and Noh Taehyun represented Ardor&Able Entertainment in the boy group reality survival show, Produce 101 Season 2 which aired on Mnet from April 7 until June 16, 2017. In the final concert that took place on July 1 and 2, 2017 at Olympic Hall in Seoul, Sungwoon managed to gain 790,302 votes and was announced as the final member of the project boy group Wanna One under YMC Entertainment.

Sungwoon officially debuted with Wanna One during Wanna One Premier Show-Con on August 7, 2017 at the Gocheok Sky Dome with a mini-album 1×1=1 (To Be One). He was also in the sub-group Lean on Me with Hwang Min-hyun and Yoon Ji-sung, performing the song Forever and a Day produced by Nell. The subunit was announced on the first day of Wanna One Go: X-Con and the song was included in Wanna One’s album 1÷x=1 (Undivided).

During his time with Wanna One, Sungwoon was invited as a cast in several TV programs, such as the 8th episode of SBS variety show Master Key, Law of the Jungle Sabah which aired from July 27 to September 21, 2018, and MBC singing competition program King of Masked Singer, in which he managed to go to the 3rd round with his beautiful rendition of Smile again-Rumble fish, drifting apart-Nell, and Appearance-Kim Bumsoo.

His contract with Wanna One ended on December 31, 2018, but he still appeared with the group until their final concerts (titled “Therefore”) held across four days, ending on January 27, 2019 at the Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, where the group held their debut showcase..

On January 28 at 6 p.m. KST, Ha Sungwoon unveiled his self-composed song ‘Don’t Forget’ featuring the former Wanna One member Park Jihoon. Don’t forget is a pre-release track for Sungwoon’s upcoming album, which lyrics highlighted his wish to cherish memories with the loved ones for a long time.

The singer kicked start his solo activity by announcing his very first two-day fan-meeting “My Moment” which will be held on March 8-9 at SK Olympic Handball Gymnasium (Capacity: 6,500), Olympic Park, Seoul. The tickets were on sale on February 20 and were sold out in just within 2 minutes of the pre-order, proving his constantly growing popularity. He was also scheduled to meet fans in six Asian cities including Tokyo on March 17, Osaka on the 19th, Taipei on the 23rd, Bangkok on the 30th, Hong Kong on April 5, and Macao on June 8.

While preparing for his solo debut, Sungwoon showed his bright side in the interview and pictorial with ‘The Star’ Magazine. He also showed his mature and masculine a photoshoot with ‘Allure’ magazine where he mentioned his solo debut mini album and his love for fans. Juggling in between his schedules, the singer attended his graduation ceremony at the Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts (동아방송예술대학교 졸업) on February 22, 2019.

Sungwoon’s first solo album ‘My Moment’ was released on February 28, 2019 with an upbeat and cheerful title-track ‘Bird’ and the singer held his showcase at Live Hall in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul on July 27. The album consists of five tracks in which all were written and composed by Sungwoon himself. He also became the executive producer and also participated in all music production processes, such as mixing and mastering. HANTEO reported, 45,600 copies of his album was sold on the first day of release, which put ‘My Moment’ as the 3rd highest ‘first-day of sale’. It also became the first to be featured on GAON retail album chart opening week which started from March 04. ‘My Moment’ topped the 9th week (February 24 – March 2) of the album chart and ranked 1st on February 28th, March 2nd, and March 3rd. On March 01, Sungwoon performed his new songs ‘Bird’ and ‘Tell me I love you’ at One K Concert—a three-day music and art festival—at the Yeouido Parliament House grass field, which was held to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the March 1st Movement and aims to spread the hopes of the reunification of the Korean Peninsula and peace in Northeast Asia and the world. He was also appointed as a guest MC for SBS Inkigayo on March 02.

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